8:00- Contra Dance with Bill Fischer, accompanied by Stacy Phillips
10:00- Open Jam Session (Bring your instrument!)
All these Events will take place in the Afro-American Cultural Center’s Enormous room, following the Pierson Master’s tea with Bill Fischer at 4:00. Music will be provided by Stacy Phillips, an internationally acclaimed resonator guitarist and violin player.
Bill Fischer, the renowned host of Bethany Music and Dance (“BMAD”), has been calling dances for over thirty years, starting out in New Haven, Connecticut, with the contra dance series that has been a fixture of the folk music and dance scene there for nearly 35 years. In addition to contra dances in and around the northeast, he has called at various festivals and dance camps regionally and nationally. Bill also calls several maypole dances regionally each year in May, and hosts a May Day festival as well as seasonal celebrations of the solstices and equinoxes at his house in Bethany, CT.